By far the most popular type of home is a detached house – winning the “dream home” title ahead of boutique apartments, terraced homes and other types of property. Affordability is also key, as is close proximity to reliable public transport.
Do want: A detached house
61% prefer to live in a detached house. A detached house is much more popular than a terraced house, boutique apartment or other type of home.
Don’t want: Out of our financial reach
25% agree “you should take on the biggest mortgage you can to buy the biggest and best home”. So most take a more conservative view on borrowing, eyeing a property within their financial reach.
Do want: Easy access to good public transport
76% agree “access to good public transport is important to my decision where to live”. In capital cities, 92% agreed, showing how important trains, buses and public bikes are for where we live.
Don’t want: Sacrifice quality to live close to ma and pa
59% agree “living in a property I like is more important than living near my friends and family”. It’s a tough choice between living close to family or in a nicer home – but often the home wins.
Do want: The dream to come true
76% agree “living in the home of my dreams is really important to me”. It goes to show where we live matters and a dream home is something most of us long to acquire.
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